Banff Musicians in Residence | Early Fall

July 28, 2015 in All Opportunities, Performers, residencey and summerschool by newmusicscotland

Banff Musicians in Residence | Early Fall
Program dates: September 21, 2015 – October 23, 2015
Application deadline: Extended to August 5, 2015
http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1551

Visiting Artists: Alex Cuba – September 21 – 25, Bruce Forman – October 5 – 9, Kevin Welch – October 12 – 16, Linda Bouchard – October 19 – 23

Overview
The Banff Musicians in Residence program provides emerging and established artists from the classical, jazz, singer songwriter, folk, pop, electronic and world traditions with a period of focused time to concentrate on artistic development. Residents are given the opportunity to expand their artistic insights through interaction with program peers and visiting artists.
Those interested in additional professional development can choose to apply for the role of Artistic Associate and act as the liaison between faculty and musicians for the duration of the program.

What does the program offer?
All residents have their own private studio space that they can access any time they wish for the duration of their stay (see Residency Length below). In addition to having the freedom to structure their time around the needs of their project, participants will receive artistic inspiration and career advice from well-established visiting artists who will be in residence at intervals throughout the program.

There are regular opportunities for performances on Banff Centre stages, as well as off campus (see Program Details).

Participants should be comfortable working autonomously in an unstructured environment to benefit the most from the program.

Who should apply?
This program is ideal for individual musicians, ensembles, bands, composers, and music researchers to spend focused time working on a specific project; creating new works; preparing for concerts, auditions or competitions; or exploring and researching innovative ideas. Participants should be comfortable working autonomously in an unstructured environment to benefit the most from the program.

Residency Length
Residency length can vary within the prescribed program dates. All residencies must begin on a Monday and last for a minimum of two weeks up to a maximum of five weeks. Musicians wishing to apply for other Banff Musicians in Residence programs (Late Fall, Winter) or concurrent Thematic Music Program (The Independent Music Residency) will have to indicate program preference and/or reason for a longer stay at the time of application.